NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 23, 2011)—Bridgestone Corp. has named Koki Takahashi, vice chairman and CFO of Bridgestone Americas Inc., chairman of the board of directors of the company, effective March 18.
Takahashi, Bridgestone Americas' chief financial officer since August 2010, takes over the chairman's job from Masaaki Tsuya, a Bridgestone Corp. vice president and senior officer, who has held the position on an interim basis since Jan. 1.
Takahashi has more than 30 years' experience with Bridgestone, including various senior level finance positions with Bridgestone Japan. He was chief financial officer of Bridgestone Japan from 2008 through June 2010 and before that a vice president and officer in the corporate administration department at Bridgestone Japan.
Takahashi's successor as Bridgestone Americas' chief financial officer will be announced at a later date, the tire maker said.